Thursday, February 8, 2018

8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Registration
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Moderator and Welcome
Dottie Palumbo, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC, Austin and TCAA President
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Types of City Government (.25 hour)
Heather Lockhart, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Open Meetings Act (.5 hour)
Karen Kennard, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Austin
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Public Information Act (.5 hour)
Christy Drake-Adams, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Annexation (.5 hour)
Scott Houston, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Personnel Law (.5 hour)
Nicholas Palmer, Senior Assistant  City Attorney, Dallas
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
(Boxed lunches provided)
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Ethics (.75 hour)
Alan Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC, Austin
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Liability (.5 hour)
Slater Elza, Underwood Law Firm, P.C., Amarillo
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Election Law (.5 hr)
Christina Adkins, Elections Division Staff, Texas Secretary of State, Austin
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Land Use (.5 hr)
Julie Fort, Messer Rockefeller & Fort, PLLC, Frisco
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Economic Development (.5 hour)
Zindia Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Dealing with the Media (.5 hour)
Jay Warren, Marketing Communications Manager, Arlington
4:00 p.m. Adjourn